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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
 
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

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Blue Man Group  
Briar Street Theatre Blue Man Group
 
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.

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A Christmas Carol  
Goodman Theatre A Christmas Carol
 
Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The Daily Herald says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again.

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It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!  
Stage 773 It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
 
For 16 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life. The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score and holiday carols. The Bedford Falls "residents" extend their hospitality after every performance treating audiences to milk and cookies served by the cast.

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Altered Boy  
Pride Arts Center - The Buena Altered Boy
 
ALTERED BOY follows the life of Garrett, a good little Catholic boy who says his prayers, makes good grades, performs in school plays, and wins participation trophies for recreational sports. As he gains more years and fewer trophies, his connection with the Church grows stronger. And yet the closer he gets to the Church, the further he gets from who he thought he was. Journey with Garrett through storytelling, song, dance, and video in this earnest yet very funny one-man show.

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Avenue Q  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Avenue Q
 
Loaded with humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. Prepare for outstanding music and outrageous laughs when Avenue Q comes to the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in the Chicago area.

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Barney the Elf  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Barney the Elf
 
Chicago drag queen sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright takes the lead in this cheeky musical twist on the modern holiday fave about "embracing your inner elf." After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his tyrannical rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago's hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city? Barney the Elf brings choreographed musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.

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Beehive  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Beehive
 
From solo powerhouses like Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin to glamorous girl groups such as The Supremes and The Shirelles, Beehive: The '60s Musical pays tribute to a time on the charts when women artists were all the buzz. This retro revue is packed with timeless tunes like "My Boyfriend's Back," "One Fine Day" and "Respect," as well as authentic costumes and, of course, plenty of wigs, as it recreates that revolutionary era in popular music when songs like "Where the Boys Are," "Downtown" and "Proud Mary" blasted from jukeboxes and car radios. Relive the heyday of pop queens like Tina Turner, Brenda Lee, Carole King and more when Beehive brings its high-energy stage show to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

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BLKS  
Steppenwolf Theatre BLKS
 
Some days feel like they will never end. After a morning that includes a cancer scare and kicking her girlfriend out of the house, Octavia decides to have a last turn up with her best friends. In poet Aziza Barnes's ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young women of color in New York City, BLKS explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out. Riotously funny and magically rendered, Barnes's playwriting debut marks the arrival of a truly original contemporary American voice.

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Boeing Boeing  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Boeing Boeing
 
This high-flying comedy, based on a French farce, follows an American lothario living in swinging '60s Paris who's secretly engaged to three different flight attendants and who manages to keep them apart with reluctant help from his housekeeper. But when the new, faster Boeing jet goes into service, the ladies' schedules get jumbled, and things turn turbulent as all three of them descend on his apartment at the same time, along with an old schoolmate who can't seem to keep his pal's cover stories straight. A 2008 Tony winner for Best Revival, Boeing Boeing comes in for a laugh-filled landing at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

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Bye Bye Liver  
The Public House Theatre Bye Bye Liver
 
The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. Bye Bye Liver is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting males versus females, actors versus audience and so on. Bar life and alcoholic adventures are held up for your amusement so you can laugh -- and drink -- your troubles away. With a spontaneous and interactive format, the outcome is always a fun and outrageous time for everyone, both audience and cast.

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Cabaret  
Paramount Theatre Cabaret
 
The sound of the orchestra tuning its instruments fills the air. The smell of liquor and perfume permeates your nostrils, causing a shiver of sinful delight. You catch a dancer's eye and wonder what she's doing after the show. After all, anything goes. Classic Broadway musical Cabaret sashays into the Paramount Theatre, transporting you from modern-day Aurora to 1930s Berlin. As threats loom large in the nation, cabaret singer Sally Bowles and her cabaret crew continue to let the good times roll. Allow yourself to be dazzled by a night of Tony-winning songs, a spellbinding story and a stage full of extraordinary spectacles.

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Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night  
Royal George Theatre Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
 
Vicki Quade, creator of the smash hit Late Nite Catechism, invites you to get into the Christmas spirit with her hilarious holiday show, Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night. Brush up on your Yuletide trivia, because with this uniquely interactive show, you'll be playing for actual prizes. Bingo caller Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien will have you in stitches as she tackles the wackiest myths and most outrageous facts about Christmas, including jolly old St. Nick's origins and where candy canes come from.

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A Christmas Carol  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook A Christmas Carol
 
The New York Times hailed A CHRISTMAS CAROL as "Enduring and endearing holiday entertainment!" and The Washington Post raves it is "Infectiously jolly!" Set in Victorian-era London, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who receives a Christmas Eve visit from the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, warning him to mend his ways. During the night, three spirits appear before Scrooge showing him visions of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future to reveal the results of his selfish life. Scrooge promises to redeem himself and vows to honor the spirit of Christmas with all his heart, spreading good cheer, kindness and generosity to everyone he encounters.

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A Christmas Carol  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre A Christmas Carol
 
A fresh take on the Dickens classic and Metropolis tradition. A narrator takes us through the Christmas Eve tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, relentless in his pursuit of money, taking very little joy in life and consumed by work alone. Scrooge cares nothing for the less fortunate and is cruel to his loyal employee Bob Cratchit. Ebenezer is visited by three ghosts, showing him the errors of his past, the reality of the present, and the gloom the future may hold.

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A Christmas Carol: An Evening of Dickensian Delights  
Indian Boundary Park A Christmas Carol:  An Evening of Dickensian Delights
 
Adapted directly from the novel by Rachel Martindale, this version is a time traveling experience including the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a Victorian Christmas. Come and enjoy the decorations, the Victorian Carols, spiced cider and cookies before the show (all included with the admission ticket). Then join Scrooge as he is led by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future in a journey to examine his life and learn that it's never too late to change. Presented in Dickens own rich language by three actors portraying all of the characters with the help of a few simple costume changes -- and some special effects -- this show is 80 minutes without intermission.

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Christmas Carolyn  
Berger Park Coach House Christmas Carolyn
 
RjW Mays stars in the world premiere of Christmas Carolyn -- the story of a woman who loses her granddaughter during the holiday season and finds personal renewal through self forgiveness. Catch this Three Cat Productions presentation of the powerful drama of Christmas Carolyn at the Berger Park Coach House Theater in Chicago.

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Cosi fan tutte  
Lyric Opera Cosi fan tutte
 
An ever-timely battle of the sexes heats up in Così fan tutte -- an opera so spicy and sublime it could have only been created by Mozart, music's ultimate bad-boy genius, and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, a debauched priest rumored to have lived in a brothel. Meet Ferrando and Guglielmo, two teenagers so confident of their sweethearts' fidelity (and their own magnetic personalities) that they accept a bet to disguise themselves in an attempt to seduce each other's fiancee. Their plan goes wildly awry when the women show affection for their new suitors, throwing the guys into a panic and giving rise to some of the finest arias ever written. Don't miss the Lyric Opera of Chicago's take on this classic rom-com, subtitled "The School for Lovers," performed in Italian with projected English translations.

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A Dickens Carol  
Madison Street Theatre A Dickens Carol
 
It's 1842 Victorian London, and Dickens popularity is on the wane. His marriage and finances are in trouble and he has become embittered towards life itself. Yes, in a way, Dickens has become a bit of a Scrooge. A character he has yet to even create! But on a cold Christmas eve, his fortunes take a dramatic turn when a train crash sends Dickens into the icy Kent river. There, in a sinking carriage, Dickens is visited by three Spirits who lead him on a journey through his past, present, and future. A journey that transforms his life and inspires him to write his most celebrated work ever. "A Dickens Carol" is not only the carol behind the most famous carol of all time. It's an all-new twist on a family ghost story that promises to melt the heart of any Scrooge out there.

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The Explorers Club  
Citadel Theatre Company The Explorers Club
 
Armed only with a spoon, an intrepid female explorer ventures into the jungle and returns with Luigi, a suitably exotic-looking member of the lost tribe she's just discovered. Yet the esteemed -- and all male -- members of London's exclusive Explorers Club still refuse to allow her entry. Granted, it's 1879 and well before women's lib, but this particular group of professors aren't exactly setting the world on fire -- one's searching for the East Pole and another believes the lost tribes of Israel actually ended up in Ireland. Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) wrote this crazy battle-of-the-sexes comedy, dubbed "wildly funny" by Variety, now coming to the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest as part of their 15th-anniversary celebration.

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Fade  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Fade
 
In this witty behind-the-scenes drama, Mexican-born Lucia is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series. She soon discovers that the Mexican American custodian, Abel, has a windfall of plot ideas. As their friendship grows, his stories start to blur with hers with unexpected consequences. Fade, directed by Sandra Marquez, is an acclaimed new play from Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away with Murder, Looking, Girls) whose writing "lands in that sweet spot between comedy and drama" (Chicago Tribune).

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Faust  
Lyric Opera Faust
 
This exceptionally romantic, universally popular work had its premiere in Paris in early 1859. The story is one of the most justly celebrated in opera. The aged philosopher Faust - at the urging of Satan's agent, Mephistopheles - is made young again in exchange for his soul. The drama encompasses Faust's encounter with the innocent Marguerite, his wooing and subsequent abandonment of her, the death of her brother Valentin at Faust's own hand, and Marguerite's ensuing madness, death, and redemption. Siebel is the boy in love with Marguerite, Marthe, Marguerite's busybody neighbor, offers comic relief.

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The Good Fight  
City Lit Theater The Good Fight
 
The Good Fight tells the story of The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), the primary militant group pushing for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom during the early 20th century. Under the slogan "Deeds, not words," the WSPU, led by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, advocated targeting property as a form of protest, from smashing shop windows to burning and bombing buildings. Imprisoned WSPU members -- including Emmeline Pankhurst -- launched hunger strikes, which were initially countered by the authorities with force-feeding; later the government introduced the "Cat and Mouse Act," under which dying suffragettes were released, only to be re-imprisoned once regaining their health. To defend their members, the WSPU built "The Bodyguard" -- an all-female security team, trained in jiujitsu - and The Good Fight began. Experience this fascinating story at City Lit Theater in Chicago.

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Hard Times  
Lookingglass Theatre Hard Times
 
A Dickensian carnival of characters inhabits the streets of smoke-choked Coketown: grim Mr. Gradgrind's school churns out joyless students; poor Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines; and mill-owner Mr. Bounderby, full of bluster and bombast, presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and young orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through. Artistic Director Heidi Stillman adapts and directs this timeless love-letter to the power of beauty, hope, and imagination.

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Hatfield and McCoy  
Chopin Theatre Hatfield and McCoy
 
The Hatfields and the McCoys were at the center of the most famous -- and infamous -- family feud in American history. These two rural families, living in Kentucky and West Virginia, have become synonymous with family honor, justice and revenge for the war they fought with words and weapons. Inspired both by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and factual events, Hatfield & McCoy takes place in a philosophically polarized America just as it's emerging from the Civil War. Romance and gunfire erupt when young Rosanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret and vow to reconcile their feuding families against all odds. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting times past to a very familiar present. See it on the stage of The House Theatre of Chicago's Chopin Theatre.

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The Holiday Radio Show  
Berger Park Coach House The Holiday Radio Show
 
Three Cat Productions is celebrating the holidays with The Holiday Radio Show, which takes you back to Christmas 1942. Featuring The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson, A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this show is packed with drama, wacky humor and some truly transcendent four-part harmonies that will chase away your "I Can't Believe It's the Holidays Again" blues. Catch The Holiday Radio Show at the Berger Park Coach House Theater in Chicago.

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The Holidays Unwrapped  
Edge Theatre The Holidays Unwrapped
 
A music-filled performance that braids together the real stories of nine people, The Holidays Unwrapped is a humorous look at how to manage stress throughout the holiday season. The stories bring to light the funny interactions, the emotional trials, the disappointing struggles, and the bonds individuals share with their families. The Holidays Unwrapped highlights the relationships and annual events individuals invent to thrive through the holiday season.

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I Puritani  
Lyric Opera I Puritani
 
The opera takes place at a fortress near Plymouth during the English Civil War of the 1640s. Elvira is betrothed to Sir Riccardo Forth, a Puritan colonel, although she is not in love with him. Instead, she loves Arturo Talbot, a Cavalier and a Stuart sympathizer, who loves her in return. Once aware of Elvira's unhappiness, Elvira's uncle, Sir Giorgio, convinces her father, Lord Walter, to give his permission for her to marry Arturo. At the wedding celebration, Arturo discovers that Queen Enrichetta has been imprisoned in the castle. By covering the queen in a wedding veil, Arturo helps her escape. Elvira believes she has been abandoned by Arturo, but in the end, the two are happily reunited.

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The Infinite Wrench  
Neo-Futurists The Infinite Wrench
 
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different-some are funny, others profound. Some are elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or put to song. All of the plays are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is The Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to the present audience, including those unreached or unmoved by other types of theater.

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It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play  
Oil Lamp Theater It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play
 
It's a Wonderful Life has become a holiday staple for many families. So what better way to kick off the season than to see this classic fave in a whole new way -- live on stage! This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WBFR Radio, where a cast of six actors is preparing to present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. With the help of a sound-effects artist, the ensemble reenacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who's given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge, ready to end it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story's message is profound and remains relevant for today's audiences. See it at Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview, and stay for cookies and hot chocolate after each show!

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It's a Wonderful Life, Radio Show  
Steel Beam Theatre It's a Wonderful Life, Radio Show
 
A holiday staple for families across the country, It's a Wonderful Life kicks off the season with an old favorite in a whole new way, live on stage. This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 at WBFR Radio, where six actors present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. With the help of a pianist and a sound-effects artist, the ensemble re-enacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who's given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge, ready to end it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. Catch the inspiring and relevant story at Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles.

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Jesus Christ Superstar  
Lyric Opera Jesus Christ Superstar
 
Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ's followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling.

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Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook  
Merle Reskin Theatre Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
 
Junie B. Jones, the star of Barbara Park's sassy and spirited children's book series, takes the stage for a new adventure. When Junie loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Everyone in your family will be able to relate those to bumpy back-to-school days -- and catch a serious case of the grade-school giggles while you're at it -- when Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook comes to Chicago's Merle Reskin Theatre.

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Late Nite Catechism  
Royal George Theatre Late Nite Catechism
 
Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, where the irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the play the benevolent instructor rewards audience members for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. Now in its 20th year in Chicago, Late Nite Catechism is a sharp satire, but never mean. It’s simply an evening of fun and laughter.

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The Magic Parlour  
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel The Magic Parlour
 
The performance contains some of his favorite pieces of magic, alongside some brand new routines in an hour-long show packed with mind-reading, levitations, escapes, and a ridiculous new adaptation of the classic “Card Stab” during which Watkins climbs inside of a fully inflated 7 foot balloon!

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Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare  
Apollo Theater Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare
 
Annie and her brother Jack climb up into their backyard treehouse and climb back down more than 400 years in the past in the Midwest premiere of this hip-hop musical based on the acclaimed book by children's author Mary Pope Osborne. Teaming up with none other than William Shakespeare himself, the daring sibling duo must overcome a severe case of stage fright to save the playwright's big show -- and in the process discover that history is made by people who conquer their fears. Full of Hamilton-style hip-hop beats, Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare at the Apollo Theater in Chicago is a tuneful tale of time travel and theater.

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Mother Of The Dark Water  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Mother Of The Dark Water
 
Black Madonnas have been challenging the normative view of Christianity for more than eight hundred years by depicting Mary and Jesus with dark skin. In Mother of the Dark Water, five modern-day black women are inspired by original images of the Black Madonna to challenge the forces in the normative feminist movement that seek to silence their voices and mask their individuality. Drawn from personal stories, original poetry and dance, this play written and directed by Lauren Wells at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love.

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Nice Girl  
Raven Theatre Nice Girl
 
Josephine has a dead-end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of being single at age 37. But when she's given the possibility of change, she takes tentative steps towards a new life. A play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.

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The Nutcracker  
Auditorium Theatre The Nutcracker
 
A ballet in two acts, The Nutcracker opens in Chicago on Christmas Eve, 1892, mere months before the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, also known as the World's Fair, a marvel unlike anything the city has ever seen. Marie and her younger brother Franz arrive at home, where their immigrant mother-a sculptress of modest means-designs the seminal masterpiece that will preside over the Fair. A festive Christmas potluck ensues, only to be interrupted by the mysterious Great Impresario, creator of the World's Fair. He entertains with enchanting visions of the what's to come, distributing gifts in the process, which includes a mercurial nutcracker for Marie. That evening, Marie awakens to an epic battle between toy soldiers and rats led by The Rat King and the now life-size Nutcracker. Unexpectedly, Marie saves the day, as The Great Impresario and the Nutcracker, now transformed into a Prince, set sail on a magical journey into the night.

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The Nutcracker  
Chopin Theatre The Nutcracker
 
The House Theatre of Chicago brings holiday cheer with its fifth annual return of their all-original, family-friendly The Nutcracker. The House's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave little girl will fight the Rat King and save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope -- a fun outing fit for the whole family.

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Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure  
Chicago Theatre Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
 
X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"! It's Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway's celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup ... Tracker!

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Peter Pan  
Cahn Auditorium Peter Pan
 
Join the boy who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save the three Darling children -- Wendy, John and Michael -- from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. All it takes is a sprinkling of pixie dust to begin their magical journey across the stars. This beloved family classic includes the songs "I Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," "I'm Flying" and "Neverland," with a 26-piece orchestra providing live accompaniment. Fly away with the gang at Cahn Auditorium courtesy of Music Theater Works.

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Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff  
Broadway Playhouse Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff
 
Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don't know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of POTTED POTTER makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, POTTED POTTER is perfect for the entire family.

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Puff: Believe It Or Not  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Puff: Believe It Or Not
 
An honorable and romantic cavalry officer returns to the salon society of 1840s Paris to find his countrymen addicted to exaggeration, dissimulation, fakery, and just downright lying. French master Eugene Scribe's forgotten gem, in a brilliant new translation by Ranjit Bolt, is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky characters, and sharply barbed wit, delightfully skewering the worlds of letters, politics, and finance.

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Red Velvet  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Red Velvet
 
The director of last fall's "must-see" King Charles III helms a fascinating glimpse into theater history, called "fiery and funny" by Time Out New York. In 1833 at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge -- a first for the role on London's West End. As a bill in Parliament promoting the abolition of slavery sends shock waves through the streets, how will London react to his performance? This multi-award-winning play garnered Lolita Chakrabarti the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising New Playwright. See Red Velvet at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer  
Mary's Attic Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer
 
Break out your high heels and fishnets, it's time once again for Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer. Back for its 17th run, David Cerda's irreverent parody of the classic children's television special has become a beloved (but twisted) holiday tradition. It's the longest-running show featuring a transvestite reindeer in the history of Chicago, and probably also of the world. With the economy in a rut, nobody believes in Santa anymore and he doesn't even believe in himself. As more and more elves are laid off, morale and morals hit an all-time low. Meanwhile Mrs. Claus, now a raging alcoholic, is wreaking havoc at the North Pole. In the middle of all this chaos, a transvestite Rudolph and his misfit friends -- Herbie the "not gay-enough elf" and Yukon Cornelia, the butch prospector with a deep, dark secret -- search for their own unique brand of happiness and accidentally save Christmas while they're at it. Every year, the show produces new tricks and this year is no exception.

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Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits  
Citadel Theatre Company Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
 
This world-premiere holiday musical is based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The family favorite brings all your most cherished characters and themes to life through an original score and the magic of song and dance. Bring the family to Citadel Theatre in Chicago's Lake Forest neighborhood for a show that'll warm your heart and put you in a holiday frame of mind.

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Sex With Strangers  
Citadel Theatre Company Sex With Strangers
 
Olivia is an attractive middle-aged author whose career is reaching the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection that evolves into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Laura Eason (Netflix's House of Cards) wrote this sexy, provocative expose that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. Catch this intelligent, modern romance at Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre.

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Skeleton Crew  
Northlight Theatre Skeleton Crew
 
At the start of the Great Recession, rumors of impending closure surround one of the last auto plants in Detroit. The nation's financial crisis gets personal as each of the workers confronts the life-altering choices they must make if their plant goes under, while the supervisor is torn between allegiances to his makeshift family of co-workers and management's "cost-saving" demands. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines are people willing to cross?

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They  
Trap Door Theatre They
 
"They are running everything but no one knows who THEY actually are?" Using the text of Stanislaw Witkiewicz, They examines who THEY are and if the secret government really exists. They tragically examines how the beauty in love and art is poisoned by the toxic remedy of normalization and the destruction of freedom and imagination.

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Tis the Seasonal Depression  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway Tis the Seasonal Depression
 
This holiday season let GayCo Productions lift your spirits (especially the boozy kind) and make your Yule tide even gayer. Through all new scenes and songs - from finding Santa’s perfect mate, to seeing why it is better to give than to receive a terrifying present, to when your body type preferences bleed into your holiday décor - Gayco’s ‘TIS THE SEASONAL DEPRESSION will remind you why this is, allegedly, the most wonderful time of the year. Who needs a Hatchimal or a Google Home when you can have the best gift ever: laughter!

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Tommy Gun's Garage  
Tommy Gun's Garage Tommy Gun's Garage
 
The restaurant-cabaret presents a Roaring 20s-themed musical comedy revue in a speakeasy seting, with dining and drinking integrated into the show.

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Turandot  
Lyric Opera Turandot
 
Turandot (1926), the final work of Puccini's career, showcases the composer's magnificent melodic outpourings (including the tenor's celebrated "Nessun dorma") and reveals Puccini at his peak as a creator of exotically beautiful orchestration. Taking place in ancient Peking, the story centers on the icy Princess Turandot, who will marry the prince who answers her three riddles correctly, but any suitor who fails is put to death. Calaf is the unknown prince who falls in love with Turandot at first sight and, victorious in the riddles, challenges her to learn his name. Calaf is loved by the slave Liù, who serves his father Timur, the exiled Tartar king. The lighter side of the opera is contributed by Turandot's three lively ministers - Ping, Pang, and Pong.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas  
Broadway Playhouse Twas The Night Before Christmas
 
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a fantastic, slapstick holiday affair for all ages. When Santa Claus' "Naughty or Nice" list goes missing, it's up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh.

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We The People - Songs Of The Resistance  
Stage 773 We The People - Songs Of The Resistance
 
The election of 2016: Disappointment, Chaos, Intrigue, Anger, Response! This new political musical song cycle takes audiences from the party conventions through election night and its immediate aftermath into the realization of "Trump's America." It all culminates with a call to action from "We The People."

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Yank! A WWII Love Story  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway Yank! A WWII Love Story
 
YANK!, originally produced off-Broadway in 2010, is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs (swing, big band, boogie-woogie), it explores what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. It's the story of Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who gets drafted in 1943, and who - like most guys - spends Basic Training wrestling with fears of whether he "has what it takes" to make it in the Army. But unlike most guys, Stu also falls in love with a fellow Private, a handsome All-American guy named Mitch. When Stu strikes a friendship with Artie - an unapologetically queer reporter for Yank Magazine, Artie shows Stu a glimpse of the gay world that thrived just beneath the surface of the US Army in the 1940.

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Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas  
MCL Chicago Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas
 
It's Christmas Eve at Nakatomi Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. New York cop Bruce McClane is there to rekindle love between himself and his estranged wife. Everyone seems headed toward a merry Christmas until Hans Solo and his group of German terrorists take everyone in the building hostage...except McClane.

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